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Stopmotion Somersby

my humble stop motion, winner of a branded contest in portugal ;)
http://youtu.be/tnC_VsCV_RY?list=UUYN2Gi1dpgevA1UDHlAo49g

Added by Artur Lima on October 11, 2014 at 10:26am — No Comments

TOM BAKER - CINEMAGIC MODEL MAKER EXTRAORDINAIRE!

Howdy - I am following up on a very old thread regarding Tom Baker - the very skillful animation model maker that used to advertise his wares in the back of certain monster magazines.  I wonder if anyone has found Tom - he dropped out of the scene rather abruptly.  I knew him back in Charlotte when I produced a TV show called THOSE WERE THE YEARS on Channel 3 WBTV.  We ran a film contest and Tom won with some unusual animated shorts.  He also created a 30 second TV spot in black and white…

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Added by Alan Adler on September 24, 2014 at 1:05pm — No Comments

the haunted carousel

The old carousel sits quiet now, in darkness, the shining coats  

of the wooden horses seem to breathe as wood creaks and the wind screams  

through broken seams around the doors 

and floor boards move beneath the weight of a carved and cantering ghostly herd,

a clock tower strikes the midnight hour, 

suddenly the old carousel begins to move spinning…

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Added by Clay Mara on September 6, 2014 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Carousel Clayanimation series

Hello everybody,

For the people that don`t know me yet my name is Clay Mara and i am a Clayanimator (i make Clay animation films,series ect)

I like expressing myself by sculpting,things of the world inspire me to write stories and bring them out there for other people to enjoy.

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My new episodes of Carousel are out,its not the best i ever mad but im still quite happy with…

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Added by Clay Mara on September 4, 2014 at 5:57pm — No Comments

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Hello everybody,

For the people that don`t know me yet my name is Clay Mara and i am a Clayanimator (i make Clay animation films,series ect)

I like expressing myself by sculpting,things of the world inspire me to write stories and bring them out there for other people to enjoy.

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Its not usual for me to just write(type) a Blog, im used to Video vlog even trough not many people…

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Added by Clay Mara on September 3, 2014 at 8:55pm — No Comments

Astronaut puppet

WIP for an astronaut puppet.

Spacesuit - front/side/back

Spaceboot!…

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Added by emmyymme on September 3, 2014 at 7:10pm — No Comments

Connectivity problem Dragon Frame

So I manage to connect my Camera (Nikon D5100) to the Dragonframe software.



Everything is going well except after a while my camera won't be detected again.



Closing and re opening the program worked. But it still disconnect after a while.



I did all pf what they recommend on Dragon frame's support page. But it still disconnects.





(I'm still trying different solutions as of now)



Did you encounter similar problems with DragonFrame/your…

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Added by Lemz Media on July 28, 2014 at 3:27am — 8 Comments

Sumol - Mantém-te Original

My newest short #stopmotion for a contest :) Hope you guys enjoy it ;)
http://youtu.be/5GEtkaYpFyY

Added by Artur Lima on July 22, 2014 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Monster Animators Join Forces For MIND RIP

Producers John Vincent and Mike Boas know animation and they know horror movies. They also know what makes for great animation WITHIN a horror movie: stop-motion... not CGI. That's why they're assembling a team of stop motion and visual effects artists to bring the creatures for their feature film…

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Added by maddogmovies on July 22, 2014 at 5:51pm — 3 Comments

Things I love - 2D and Stop-Motion Mixed

Quite a time a go a friend showed me something that really touched me.

It's atually an advertising, but made so beautifully and a wonderful mixture of 2D Animation and Stop-Motion Animation. Maybe some of you already know "The bear and the hare", but I thought I, post in anyway since I love the making of it and the result so much.

Beautiful Making Of:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mer6X7nOY_o…

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Added by Melissa Rothmann on July 17, 2014 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Here are the pics belonging with the previous post...

Here are the pics belonging with the previous post...

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Added by jowanneke on June 29, 2014 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

making puppet heads

Making puppet heads for an assignment in south Wales. On the left are the ones already cast in rubber, to the right "big guy" still in clay.

The heads will be hollow with movable mouths and eyes, and with replaceable eyelids.…

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Added by jowanneke on June 28, 2014 at 2:10pm — 6 Comments

Green Coffee Cleanse Ultra – Look Slim and Wonderful!

Green Coffee Cleanse Ultra is a colon cleanser formula. Made with all natural ingredients, this formula removes toxins and other waste materials gently from the colon and makes you healthy, fit, slim and detoxified.



This is the time to remove stomach problems by the roots. If you're also having health issues, like. Constipation, unwanted…

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Added by ulenaelrz on June 18, 2014 at 10:25pm — No Comments

Orviax- increase the size of your manhood!

Orviax is a dietary supplement specially made for men to help them increases the size of their penis and have fuller sexual enjoyment. This male enhancement helps them get powerful erections and healthy libido.



Orviax is a male enhancement formula, made with pure natural ingredients, this natural product helps men boost libido and increased…

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Added by elunaeliz on June 16, 2014 at 9:32pm — No Comments

Garcinia Cambogia Slim Fast - get curvy, sexy, and perfect figure!

Garcinia Cambogia Slim Fast has ample HCA which leads to healthy serotonin boost in the brain. This serotonin keeps the mood happy and also keeps the occurrence of cravings down.

Due to this, the body eats in regulation. Furthermore, fat is prevented from getting stored in the body and the body seeks outs previously stored fat for daily…

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Added by yalengill on June 10, 2014 at 10:06pm — No Comments

Triple Effects Eye Serum- An Easy Way To Vanish Wrinkles!

Yea, that's true! If you want to get rid of stubborn eye wrinkles and dark circles don't let you to fresh and flawless even after applying thick makeup, then it's the right time to start using Triple Effects Eye Serum, and get relieve.



Say good bye to stubborn eye wrinkles, crow's feet, dark circles, puffiness and other eye related…

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Added by elyaeyn on June 10, 2014 at 8:04pm — No Comments

Plastic Apocalypse, an army men stop motion series

Plastic Apocalypse is set in the world where only these factions of army men remain (and mysteriously able to shoot each other up). Those little men that we used to play with now declare an endless war with each other. For now, the main focus of the conflict is between the Greentorians and the Tanolians.

Here's…

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Added by Steven Tan on May 25, 2014 at 6:48pm — No Comments

Dear Stop Motion community!

Dear Stop Motion community!

My Stop Motion short film „IOA“ is taking part of the online Malta Animation Festival competition. You can watch this weekend the full film (2min.) at their website. In case you like my film it would be great if you could give me your vote! Just click on the Like Button (heart).

Thanks a lot!

The link to the Festival:…

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Added by Gabriel Möhring on May 10, 2014 at 3:00am — No Comments

Stop-motion y Diseño Industrial

Hola! Quiero comentarles brevemente, estoy desarrollando mi tesis de Diseño Industrial basado en la animación con la técnica Stop Motion.
Les dejo un link a una encuesta que estoy haciendo para poder trabajar sobre los problemas más frecuentes que suelen tener al animar con esta técnica. 
Animadores, productores, artistas, artesanos, técnicos, etc. que tengan experiencia en esto pueden responderla.
Les agradezco…
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Added by María Paz on May 3, 2014 at 8:18pm — No Comments

Puppet Putty

Puppet Putty is formulated by clay animator Don Carlson. Properties include colors that do not bleed on your hands, a matte finish, cleans up with water, is very light weight, firm, non-greasy and has a silky texture.

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Shanks FX Practical/Stop-Motion Effects

Started by Roger Beck in GENERAL SPECIAL EFFECTS 3 hours ago. 0 Replies

I thought that some folks here might be interested in this…http://www.moviemagicnow.com/There are some really cool practical effects that are covered.Here is an example video…Here is his…Continue

Tags: Shanks FX, Stop-Motion, Practical Effects

Rig removal with a camera move

Started by Christopher Olsen in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Christopher Olsen 4 hours ago. 10 Replies

Hey guys, what are everyone's thoughts/tips on rig removal in a moving camera shot? Example would be a pan or a tilt shot where the camera is continuously moving at the same time as the character is moving.Obviously the normal "take a static master…Continue

Tags: move, camera, removal, rig

Stop Motion Camera Slider Rig

Started by Christopher Olsen in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Christopher Olsen 4 hours ago. 8 Replies

Hey guys, thought I would share the stop motion camera rig I built for a film I'm working on right now.The rig is fairly simple in design, it's just two aluminum rails from IKEA that I bolted to two pieces of masonite laminated together for…Continue

The Woods Where We Played

Started by Christopher Olsen in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Christopher Olsen 4 hours ago. 7 Replies

Hey guys, I've been a REALLY long time lurker, since the old boards, but I rarely made the time to really dig in and post a lot. Instead I would just find the info I needed, use it shamelessly and rarely even take the time to say "Hey thanks, that…Continue

Camera Count

Started by Michael in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by StopmoNick 7 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hi to everybody, this is my first post here.I am looking to purchase a used Canon 40D to be used with Dragonframe.  I keep seeing people on ebay asking what is the camera count.  Since I would be using a frame grabber, is the count something I…Continue

Copy stand lights

Started by Jane Shadbolt in CAMERA & STAGE yesterday. 0 Replies

Hi All I'm setting up a small lab for an animation elective at the University of Newcastle with some copy stands for cut-out and drawn animation and I'm trying to get the lighting right.  I'd really like to go LED or fluorescent (because they last…Continue

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